Personally I would invest in other accessories. Unless remembering what gear your in is a huge problem for you. The gear indicator is just something else with wiring to clutter up your bike, just my opinon.
I was thinking of buying one too, as I'm always pulling in clutch and trying to shift to 6th, finding there isn't one. I have a hard time paying that kind of $ though as there are other accesories I need more. It would be a convienience factor though, especially when coming to stop signs.
Has anyone other than me noticed the difference in feel of the shift lever when the bike is in 5th? A gentle nudge in the upshift direction feels solid as opposed to the more "loose" feel when in 4th or any other gear. I only use "loose" as a descriptor for a very subtle yet distinguishable feel...there is no looseness in my shifter otherwise.
Also, after 28k miles on the bike, I've gotten quite accustomed to the feel...at least I try a phantom 6th gear shift a LOT less than I previously did.
That said, a 5th gear light sounds like a good idea though, with a FF helmet, seeing any of the current indicators takes a bit of a nod. A heads up display on the visor would be REALLY cool!
Personally I would spend money on other accessories. Knowing what gear you are in is relatively easy to know if you are comfortable with the bike.... Sometimes I forget, but judging from my speed and the feel of the engine, I am always able to tell what gear I am in. As far as wanting a light to go on when you hit 5th gear........what I do if i cant remember if I am in fifth, simply apply upwards pressure to your shifter. If the shifter doesnt move...your in fifth. The gear indicator would be convenient, however I would rather spend money on other things, and I could think of other more useful electronics to wire onto my bike. Good luck with your choice!
Since I'm totally new to riding, I bought the gear indicator simply so I could scratch that off the list of things to think about. The first couple of times I took the bike out, I found myself "checking" to make sure I was in 5th (this was obviously before the gear indicator came). After installation, I've found that I don't really use it very much, now that I've gotten to know my bike a little and have a better feel for what gear I'm in.
In case you're interested, here's a pic I snapped tonight of the gear indicator (sorry I was in a hurry so it's not as clear as I'd hoped):
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